Accelerating Workforce Development

  • A modern public health workforce is essential to harnessing the power of new technologies that promote better, faster public health data. A well-trained workforce is the foundation for continuing to support healthy communities.
  • As we continue our evolution into a 21st-century health ecosystem, a robust and diverse workforce that includes engaged clinical and technical professionals is essential to realize the full potential of this transformation.
  • The growing interest among policymakers and practitioners for data and information about population health and health-related issues indicates the need for enhanced analytical methods and cross-sector data exchange to support evidence-based policymaking and legislation. This shift also calls for training, peer exchanges and the creation of new positions for data scientists, strategists, epidemiologists and informaticists.